Birk's

4.7
3100 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Birk's proudly offers hardwood grilled steaks, chops and seafood and has served Silicon Valley diners continuously since 1989. Birk's concept is based on the traditional city grill with a contemporary twist that remains one of the most popular dining destinations for lunch and dinner in the area. In addition to the menu of hardwood grilled steaks, chops, fresh fish and seafood, Birk's culinary team creates daily lunch and dinner menu additions. The lively bar is stocked with a complete array of beverages including an award winning wine list, select beers on tap, single malt scotches and full espresso bar. The attentive yet unobtrusive service professionals combined with an elegant facility and consistently executed cuisine make Birk's the ideal location for your next business or casual lunch or dinner, private dining or special occasion event.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3100 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I are travel nurses. I took my wife here for Mother’s Day and man what an awesome experience. The drinks were delicious (try the Hennessy margaritas), the ambiance was warm, the staff (our waitress was the bomb)were beyond attentive, and the food was 5 star. We were greeted and immediately seated upon arriving. My wife and I were really intrigued by the cooks. Let me correct that, we’re were intrigued by the chef, her sous chef and the line cooks. Give them all raises because they owned that kitchen. The only thing missing was Gordon Ramsey. If you have not been to this hidden gem, please please find time to go because you will not be disappointed. You get what you pay for and the treatment given is well worth the price alone.

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SandyS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I've been going to Birk's for years, I only go a few times a year, since we have so many restaurants in our area. I've always had great service, great food and drinks, the atmosphere is normally very nice. I went to Birk's yesterday (which was mothers day) and I was disappointed on so many levels. When I booked my reservation, I opted for outside seating, as I know they have a patio, just outside the main entrance. I had no idea there was construction going on, so the outside seating was in a tent in the parking lot. Had I know this at the time of booking, I would have requested inside seating. (So that was a bummer.)
It took 20 minutes for us to get our water and 30 minutes to get our 1st round of drinks. Granted we were in a tent in the parking lot, and the server had to walk really far just to get to the bar (unfair for the staff, I felt bad for our server). Our server was polite and a good job, considering the circumstance.
Our reservation was for 11:30am, the menu we were given was just dinner, no brunch or no lunch menu existed (so we were told.) Our options were very limited and very heavy. I ordered the salmon, which was not on the menu, but he said they had Salmon. It was just ok, slightly overcooked, no butter or sauce, rice was blan, just no flavor. So disappointing. The others in our group ordered Prime Rib, Filet and SeaBass, all were really good! Two of the people ordered creme brulee, which was disappointing! it was in a 1.5" dish with a small cookie.
I went to Flemings a week ago and we had an amazing dinner (5's across the board) such a different experience.
I will go back to Birk's, as I won't let one bad experience deter me, but I will wait until the construction is over.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Disclaimer: We came for my first Mother’s Day so I’m sure it was more crowded than they had been accustomed to. I had seen previous people rave about the service but I do not agree. There were several instances when I was out of water and we had to ask to get bread for the table. We ordered the prime rib and it was overly smoked in flavor; my husband said it almost seemed like pastrami. The creamed spinach was not as creamy as I would’ve hoped. The mashed potatoes were fine but nothing to get excited about. I liked the Caesar salad very much and my husband liked his clam chowder. Dessert was reminiscent of those Costco desserts. Not too impressed.

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KevinD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good quality food & service. However they didn't have brunch menus on mothers day. I should've called in instead of just reading the website. Steak & prime rib is tasty, but a bit heavy for 11am.

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MichaelT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall, I was pleased with the service, the food and the price. What was disheartening was that there was a lack of information on Birk's website and when I made the reservation. The exterior of the building is ongoing construction which means that all "outside" seating is in a tent located in the parking lot. Since the parking lot is located next to Highway 101, it can be noisy. We were happily accommodated with a table inside the restaurant, however.

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CindyB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was outstanding.

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DavidV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steakhouse in the heart of Silicon Valley. Took my wife there for our anniversary. Our waiter was attentive and took care of us throughout the whole dinner. The food was great. The oysters we ordered for our appetizer where so good, we placed a second order. My wife's filet mignon was cooked perfectly, as well as my prime rib. We were both pleasantly surprised when our waiter came to our table with a dessert sampler on the house since I added the anniversary note in our reservation.

Great service and very tasty food! We will come again!

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ZacharyO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a fine dining experience, Birk's is where it is at. Expect to spend top dollar, but you do get top quality. My bone in rib eye steak was the best I've had.

Definitely not a place for the budget conscious, but one of the better dining experience you can have in the south bay!

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NewFoodie
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time to Birk’s and it did not disappoint. The food and service was excellent.

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TevitaH
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is a great place. They are always accomendating, and provide a great experience.

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MikeM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic as always as was the service.

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GloriaV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary. Everything was great- the service, the ambiance and the food!! It was our first time there and we will definitely be returning!

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FoodDood
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Make sure you have plenty of time to kill while you wait for your food. After we ordered waited an hour before just asking them to make it a to-go order – then waited an additional 30 minutes for the food to come out. First/last Birk's experience. Ended up being over $100 for take out and food quality was on par with what we're able to do at home (and i'm an average cook).

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KristinaY
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both food and service were great. It’s one of my favorite places for fillet mignon.cooked perfect and great flavor from the rub.

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Holy1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was 💣
workers were on Point
NICE place to take your family
Will definitely be back

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Melinda
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I planned my daughter's 18th bday dinner here because we had never been and receivedmany recommendations. I'm so glad it lived up to our expectations. We started with the appetizer sampler that included morroccan steak bites, garlic fries and calamari. Followed by the bone in Rib Eye, filet mignon and Mary's chicken and was it the best we've ever had! The birthday girl and her sister tried the truffle mac and cheese, delicious! Last we ended with a mascapone cheesecake. Lastly, it is on the pricey side but you get what you pay for but this fed us through the next day! I don't recommend waiting, do try it now!!

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MollyK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet is always delicious! Brussels sprouts are always a favorite.

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SylviaB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior service, food and atmosphere. Thank you for a lovely luncheon experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Meat was over cooked and dry

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MichaelW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and service as always! Feel like the president when I eat here. Unfortunately there weren't many people around to enjoy the lovely ambience with.

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vipBarnismom
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We celebrated Easter out great service.
Our clam chowder is always one of the best in the South Bay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Suzie is always outstanding.

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Michael
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service was below par. The ambiance fell short. The steak was overcooked and dry.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious steaks and wonderful service,

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THECAT
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is no House of Prime Rib. Prime rib was wood smoked, which I did not care for. Creamed spinach was bland. 10 oz. lobster tail was fine, as was the filet. I had made a special note on the Open Table form that it was our anniversary. They did not make any mention of that to us. I understand that with things just re-opening they may not be one their game. I would rather go to Flemings before I would come back to Birks.

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vipTanguero
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like Birk’s a lot. We’ve dined there many times and will do so again.

Food, service are great.

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MollyK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, outstanding food and service! It made our birthday celebration even more special!

RD
RandallD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MuchbBetter than Ruth’s Chris or Fleming’s........

MH
vipMonikaH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, the food was great and everyone was very friendly!

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kht2002
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb.

JH
JerryH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food & drinks! Great service & staff was friendly. Was great to finally eat inside!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to come back to Birk’s. The menu is the same as a year ago, the food is the same as a year ago. Pretty much as expected. Great place to eat/drink/meet with friends.

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SarahRose
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Suzie is amazing. But sad no ahí :(

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vipdrsamurai
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birk's has been a long time favorite. Now open to limited indoor dining. But daughter wanted al fresco to celebrate her mother's birthday. Three of us ordered the weekend signature smoked prime rib. Execution was excellent with medium rare generous cut cooked perfectly with mild horseradish. Sides of creamed spinach and mashed potatoes were fine compliments. Daughter ordered lobster tail and was completely satisfied. There service was spot on. After a long absence, Birk's hasn't lost a step and everything was spot on. Oh yeah, also kid friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, perfectly cooked prime rib

MR
vipMikeR
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birk’s is Burk’s. It is a classic. Very reliable high-quality has stood the test of time even with all this Covid crap. It was a pleasure to be there again and have indoor dining. I only ordered a cheesesteak so it was not a gourmet opportunity but this place is so solid it’s very impressive.

MB
MartiB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been out just the two of us for nearly two years! We came to Birk's because we have had great experiences in the past. We felt very comfortable and safe as they seemed very covid ready. Our food was delicious and they brought us desserts into he house to help us celebrate our anniversary!

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ClareD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once again Dinner at Birk's was fantastic. The food, the service and our professional waiter all made for a lovely evening with our family. Our previous waiter even came to our table to say hello. I cannot say enough great things about our favorite restaurant.

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ArnoldS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It says in menu that most of the stuff on happy is half price but when I pay they charge me full price

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vipSmooth01
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Glad to be able to be dining back inside at Birks! The prime rib was perfectly cooked and delicious. Our drinks were fabulous. Overall a great experience and we look forward to returning soon!

FAQs

Birk's does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Birk's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 980-6400.

Birk's is rated 4.7 stars by 3100 OpenTable diners.

Birk's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://birksrestaurant.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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